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San Diego County Events for March 15 – 17

St. Patrick’s Day weekend has much to offer for those in San Diego County!

San Diego county events this weekendSt. Patrick’s Day Family Fun Run + Hullabaloo Concert

Grossmont Center’s St. Patrick’s Day Family Fun Run happens this Sunday from 9am-10am, and stick around for Hullabaloo from 10am-11am. Be sure to dress in your best green attire.

When: Sunday, March 17 | 9 – 11am
Where: Grossmont Center | 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
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Annual San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Annual San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade (largest Parade west of the Mississippi) will step off on Saturday, March 16th at 10:30 a.m. on Fifth Avenue at Laurel Street as thousands of marchers and spectators gather to celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland. After the parade, there’ll be Irish step dancers, folk singers, bands, a Celtic food village, and more.

When: Saturday, March 16 | 10:30am parade begins
Where: Parade begins at Fifth Avenue and Laurel Street, San Diego | Festival will be at Balboa Park, at Sixth and Maple
Cost: Free+
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Spring Fling – St. Patrick’s Family Festival

Your family is invited to come celebrate our 4th annual Spring Fling—St Patrick’s Family Festival! Come paint the town green at Welk Resorts San Diego, March 16 and 17.

“There’s an infinite obstacle course, two ‘escape the leprechaun’ wipeout challenges, flying trapeze, and so much more—we’ll have something for the whole family!*
All ages are welcome and the event is open to the public. Tickets are only $15 for adults, $10 for kids, and all-inclusive for rides and entertainment!

When: March 16 & 17
Where: Welk Resorts San Diego | 8845 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido, CA 92026
Cost: $15, $10 for kids, up to $25
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Fiddle Fest

Movements from fiddle inspired classics like Holst’s “St. Paul Suite” and Britten’s “Simple Symphony” along with Irish and Appalachian folk tunes, and a bit of a Vivaldi Hoe-down thrown in.

Guest artist Andres Martin will also perform Bottesini’s “Passione Amorosa” with Artistic Director Joe McNalley.

When: Friday, March 15 | 8pm
Where: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church | 890 Balour Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024
Cost: $15 – $35
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Storytelling Festival ’19

Come out for this 9th annual Storytelling Festival in association with the Encinitas Library. Story sessions from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. for families, adults, children.

Storytellers of San Diego offer workshops, performances, a chance to record your story with Dave Drexler, Veteran’s Stories, a session with a live florist creating during Bouquet of Stories, student tellers from Park Dale Lane and Paul Ecke Elementaries and much more. A food truck is on premises. Lively music with Gemini Junction.

When: Saturday, March 16 | 10am – 6pm
Where: Encinitas Library | 540 Cornish Dr., Encinitas, CA
Cost: Free
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24th Annual Youth Fitness Expo And Family Fun Day

California Fitness Fun And Heartlight San Diego Dance are holding our 24th Annual Youth Fitness Expo and Family Fun Day: fitness activities, carnival games, educational exhibits, raffles and performances by the children in our classes, held in about 100 San Diego elementary schools.

When: Saturday, March 16 | noon
Where: Spreckels Organ Pavilion | 2125 Pan American Rd E, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
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Sabor Latino: Food, Beer & Wine Festival

Celebrate Latino flavors and culture with unlimited dish tastings inspired by the area’s most celebrated Latin chefs, as well as unlimited pours of craft beer and wine tastings provided by over 20 breweries and wineries from Baja California and San Diego. With live music and art all day. 21+

When: Saturday, March 16 | 1pm
Where: Fashion Valley Mall | 7007 Friars Rd., San Diego, CA 92108
Cost: $20 – $50
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26th San Diego Latino Film Festival

The 11-day celebration of Latino cinema, arts and culture just began yesterday — 26th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival from March 14 to 24.

The festival will present over 160 films from Latin America, the United States and Spain as well as Closing Night Parties, the 4th annual Sabor Latino – Food, Beer and Wine Festival, Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers, free student screenings and more.

When: March 14 – 24
Where: AMC Fashion Valley | 7037 Friars Rd., San Diego, CA 92108
Cost: $20 – $50
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The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

The Flower Fields are now open! The ranunculus are set to bloom, so be the first to see the colorful fields at Carlsbad Ranch. This season is full of exciting new events, food trucks, and much, much more!

When: Open now – May 12
Where: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch | 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA
Cost: $9 – $39
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If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

Event: 4th Annual Gourdstock Festival

Looking for something really different to do? Visit the 4th Annual Gourd Festival hosted by San Diego County Gourd Artists and California Gourd Society groups in Southern California. Free admission and free parking. Classes, gourd art and crafts exhibits and sales, vendors, demonstrations, make and takes, raw gourds for sale, petting zoo, shaded grass, dry RV camping, gift shops, and more!

For the first time this year, San Diego County Gourd Artists is proud to host the California Gourd Society Gourd Art Northern Competition and Show 2013.

Gourd art involves creating works of art using hard-shell gourds as an art medium. Gourd surfaces may be carved, painted, sanded, burned, dyed, and polished. Gourd decoration, including pyrography, is an ancient tradition in Africa and Asia as well as among the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Gourd crafting and painting has evolved from early hand carvings to the modern day use, by some, of electric wood burners and high-speed pen-shaped rotary tools that can be used to inscribe almost any design.

Admission: Free

9:00 AM | Sunday June 30, 2013

Event: Oktoberfest in El Cajon

Oktoberfest in El Cajon

Oktoberfest in El CajonDon’t miss this traditional, family-oriented German festival featuring our extremely popular band, the Guggenbach-Buam, joining us from Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Our opening parade and ceremonial “Tapping the Wooden Keg,” takes place at 4:00 PM each Saturday. On Saturday nights, the clubhouse is also open for dancing (8 pm to midnight). On Sunday, October 7, we’ll hold our wacky Chicken Hat Day, with a chicken hat contest hosted by our favorite chicken hat model, El Cajon Mayor Mark Lewis. Enjoy authentic German food such as bratwurst, ox-on-the-spit, potato salad, potato pancakes, sauerkraut and red cabbage, plus a tasty variety of German pastries and pretzels. Soft drinks and adult beverages will be available, featuring a fantastic selection of German beers, wines, and liquors. Enjoy folk dances, games, and contests , check out vendor and craft booths, let your youngsters go crazy in the Kids’ Fun Zone. Another highlight is our raffle giveaway, with frequent door prize drawings, plus a grand prize of a round-trip flight for two to Germany!

Event Date/Time:

Sep 28, 2012 to Oct 7, 2012

12:00 pm until 10:00 pm

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

Cost:

$5 for adults, under 21 and Active Military FREE!

Location:

German American Societies
1017 S. Mollison Avenue
El Cajon, CA

More Information:

619-442-6637 

www.OktoberfestElCajon.com